Coming off a solid run for its Zoom KD III, Nike has unveiled NBA All-Star Kevin Durant’s fourth signature shoe, set to hit stores on Dec. 3.
Compared to the first three models, the KD IV sports a much sleeker look. Popular sneaker site Sole Collector notes, “Incorporated for the first time in a basketball shoe, the new Adaptive Fit system provides a lock-down fit with a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior fit and lateral support. The upper of the KD IV is constructed with a triple-layered Hyperfuse composite fused together with a process that creates a nearly seamless, one-piece base that is lightweight, breathable and durable. Zoom Air provides lightweight, low-profile and responsive cushioning, while a low collar design enhances support and flexibility through the ankle, making the shoe a versatile option for players of multiple on-court positions.”
In the following video, Durant sits down with Nike Basketball footwear design director Leo Chang to discuss his involvement with the shoe’s design.
Since 2008, Nike Zoom KD’s have been one of the most affordable models on the market. If you’re looking for a superior performance basketball sneaker at a great price, the Nike Zoom KD IV is a sure bet. The shoes can be purchased online at nike.com, starting Dec. 3. Retail price is $95.